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North Carolina coach Roy Williams earned a $150,000 bonus with trip to Sweet 16

UNC’s Roy Williams happy to be moving on to NCAA Sweet 16

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams talks about the strong play of Luke Maye and Nassir Little, as well as the Tar Heel bench, in the NCAA Tournament win over Washington.
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North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams talks about the strong play of Luke Maye and Nassir Little, as well as the Tar Heel bench, in the NCAA Tournament win over Washington.

North Carolina’s win over Washington in the second round on Sunday earned the Tar Heels their 10th trip to the Sweet 16 in 15 years. It also earned the head coach a sizable bonus.

Roy Williams will receive a $150,00 bonus for advancing to the Sweet 16, according to his contract.

Williams has made $145,148 in bonuses for making the NCAA tournament and advancing to the second round. If the Tar Heels can advance to the national championship game and win, he would receive an additional $650,000.

No. 1-seeded North Carolina (29-6) beat No. 16 seeded Iona 88-73 in the first round of the NCAA tournament, and No. 9-seeded Washington 81-59 in the second round.

The Tar Heels will face No. 5-seeded Auburn (28-9) on Friday in Kansas City at approximately 7:29 p.m. Eastern Time. It is the 19th time Williams has been to the Sweet 16. He went to the Sweet 16 nine times with Kansas, and now 10 times with North Carolina.

At North Carolina, Williams’ teams are 8-1 in the Sweet 16.

A win over Auburn will earn Williams a $200,000 bonus, a trip to the Final Four will earn him a $200,000 bonus, and a national championship win will earn him an additional $250,000.

Williams makes a little more than $3.9 million a year, not including his potential bonus pay, which ranks seventh among all Division I men’s basketball coaches, according to USA Today’s coaching database.

In October, Williams, 68, signed an eight-year contract extension, which will expire in June 2028.

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